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Solar PV glass market projected to hit $33 billion by 2025

Solar PV glass market projected to hit $33 billion by 2025

January 2, 2018 at 8:49 am 0 comments

The global solar PV glass market is expected to be valued at $33.7 billion by 2025, according to The Solar PV Glass Market, 2014-2025 report now available on Research and Markets. Growing social and political consensus aimed at adopting clean energy sources is expected to drive the market in the comingRead More

Hanergy working to develop more thin-film PV applications at ‘Green China’ conference

Hanergy working to develop more thin-film PV applications at ‘Green China’ conference

January 2, 2018 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing Electric Vehicle at the “Green China – Hanergy Ecological City Comprehensive Solution Plan Conference” held at the Hanergy general headquarters. Working together within the framework of “Smart Transportation, Green Journey,” the two companies pledged to drive forward thinRead More

Hanwha Q Cells adds solar module manufacturing plant in Turkey

Hanwha Q Cells adds solar module manufacturing plant in Turkey

January 2, 2018 at 8:11 am 0 comments

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., one of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers of high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 500 MW of fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Ankara, Turkey, on Dec. 21, 2017. The new production facility is result of the Karapinar Renewable EnergyRead More

Four tools to improve your customer service in 2018

Four tools to improve your customer service in 2018

December 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The following article will appear in the Jan./Feb. issue of Solar Builder magazine. Sign up for your free subscription (print or digital) today. 1. Education tools. Often, the biggest hurdle for selling solar is a lack of understanding by potential customers. Energy costs can be hard to understand, not toRead More

Centralized trackers like Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ can simplify O&M requirements and reduce the amount of motors needed.

Four trends leading ground-mounted solar in 2018 from IHS Markit

December 28, 2017 at 8:17 am 0 comments

The following article is from the Jan/Feb issue of Solar Builder magazine. Set up your free print or digital subscription here. 1. Demand for ground-mounted PV has been the primary driver of growth in the United States. The United States has become one of the largest solar photovoltaic markets in theRead More

Distributor PROINSO adds Trojan batteries to microgrid solutions

Distributor PROINSO adds Trojan batteries to microgrid solutions

December 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

PROINSO, a global distributor, integrator and technology company in the solar market, has supplied over 2.7 GW of projects and has operations in over 20 countries across 6 continents. The company says is adding the full range of Trojan batteries to its micro-grid and mini-grid solutions. Trojan’s new solar deep-cycleRead More

Huge Michigan State University solar carport project now complete

Huge Michigan State University solar carport project now complete

December 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar LLC are pleased to announce that the 11 MW Spartan solar project commenced full commercial operations on December 21, 2017. The Spartan project is located above 45 acres of carports at the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan, covering over 4,500 parkingRead More

Solar Frontier hits new thin-film solar cell record efficiency of 22.9 percent

Solar Frontier hits new thin-film solar cell record efficiency of 22.9 percent

December 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Solar Frontier K.K., the world’s largest provider of CIS solar energy solutions, has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.9% conversion efficiency onRead More

FEMA-1 Structure equipped with four 380W solar modules (PRNewsfoto/SunnyCal Solar Inc.)

SunnyCal Solar debuts ‘Collapsible Array’ with disaster relief PV mounting in mind

December 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

SunnyCal Solar, a solar products company specializing in “personal solar” products, announced the first in a series of new products that enable grid-free power. Collapsible solar arrays can be shipped fully assembled, and can be unfolded to an upright position, producing power immediately. The innovative lightweight structure can include upRead More

Schneider Electric sending 1,000 Conext hybrid inverters to Puerto Rico

Schneider Electric sending 1,000 Conext hybrid inverters to Puerto Rico

December 21, 2017 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico over 90 days ago and many residents are still without power, making this the longest major blackout in U.S. history. Officials have estimated it could take four to six months to restore the power grid to full functionality. As we’ve noted before, solar companiesRead More